Events List

Events for October 15, 2012

Conversations of Consequence Series

October 15, 2012 8:57am-8:57am

Description: This fall, in partnership with the University of Colorado-Boulder, Everyday Democracy, and University of Denver Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Iliff will host a training and discourse series titled, “Conversations of Consequence: Developing Meaningful Commitments through Civil Discussion.” This fall program series aims to:

  • Increase public skills in areas of civil discourse across difference and diversity; and
  • Facilitate civil, action-oriented dialogue that prepares community and campus members to meaningfully engage in electoral politics that directly impact our local communities.

The series begins with a training where student, staff, faculty, and community participants will learn and practice public skills in civil discourse and then break up into integrated community-campus leadership teams to co-facilitate the scheduled public dialogues.

Community-campus leadership teams will co-facilitate the series of public and civil dialogues, which will take place in October and November 2012. The process will support community members in learning, discussing, and developing informed personal commitments within a diverse setting. The program does not seek to build consensus, but to use civil discourse skills in generating public discussion in which we might be able to identify and describe a diversity of key arguments so that individuals can develop informed commitments and then vote on those commitments.

Series Schedule

  • What is Civil Discourse?
    A publicly-sourced discussion to define civil discourse and create a structure that we will practice.
    Monday, Oct. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Practicing Civil Discourse: Amendment 64 “The Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act of 2012”
    Monday, Oct. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Practicing Civil Discourse: Domestic Issues of the 2012 Presidential Election
    Monday, Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. (cancelled – watch the Presidential Debate from Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida)
  • Reflections & Next Steps: An action-oriented discussion on how to facilitate civil discourse in our personal, professional, institutional, and community lives.
    Monday, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

The following Iliff departments have collaborated to organize this fall program: Chapel and Spiritual Life, Communications, Office of Diversities, Justice & Peace Studies, Master’s of Arts in Social Change degree program, Office of Professional Formation, and Student Senate.

This programming is made possible with support from our co-sponsors and a $2,000 Campus Vote grant from Colorado Campus Compact, the regional branch of a national coalition dedicated to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.

Dates: Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Mondays, Oct. 8, 15, 22, and Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Iliff School of Theology, Great Hall, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Info/Contact: Celeste Jackson, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 303-765-3119. FREE Parking: Lot C - parking code: 10906. See map for Iliff & parking:

Film & Lunch: Malawi Freshwater Project

October 15, 2012 12:00pm-1:00pm

Description: Join us for free lunch and a Water First documentary film – “Malawi Freshwater Project.” Sponsored by National Alliance of PanAfrican Seminarians (NAPAS), Students of Color (SOC), and the Student Senate, the film is a presentation from FRESHWATER MALAWI founder Charles Banda. The 30-minute documentary film entitled “WATER FIRST: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” will be viewed and Banda will be available for Q&A following the film.

The movie is a character-driven film directed by Amy Hart that conveys the importance of clean water and sanitation in addressing all major global issues and achieving the MDGs set forth by the UN to reduce poverty in developing nations. Through the inspiring story of Charles Banda – a humble, local Malawian fireman turned waterman who has provided clean water to hundreds of thousands of fellow Malawians, WATER FIRST is a personal story with global significance. The film has been shown at numerous film festivals and water conferences around the world.

WATER FIRST gets to the heart of the global water and sanitation crisis,” writes David Douglas, Founder of Water Advocates. “Through the story of one man in a single African country, Hart documents how development springs from access to safe drinking water. With filmmaking that may save lives, Hart chronicles water’s link to health, girls’ education, environmental protection, women’s empowerment and economic productivity.”

Date: Monday, Oct. 15, 12-1 p.m.

Location: Iliff School of Theology, Bartlett, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Info/Contact: Free and open to the public. Alisha Eno, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Anne Groves, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Iliff on the Road: Texas Women’s Univ. Grad School Fair, Denton, Texas

October 15, 2012 3:00pm-6:00pm

Description: Iliff admissions staff is hosting a booth at the Texas Women’s University Graduate School Fair in Denton, Texas. If you are attending the fair, drop by the booth and introduce a friend to Iliff’s graduate school degree and certificate programs that are now available in on-campus, hybrid and online formats.

Date: Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m.

Location: Texas Women's University, TWU Student Union - Denton Campus (Bell Avenue and Administration Drive) 304 Administration Dr, Denton, TX 76204

Info/Contact: Iliff Admissions - Erin Christensen, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 303-765-3105. Texas Women's University: or 940.TWU.2000

Iliff on the Road: Univ. of North Texas Grad School Fair, Denton, Tex

October 15, 2012 10:00am-2:00pm

Description: Iliff admissions staff will host a booth at the Toulouse Graduate Professional School Fair, Denton, Texas. Drop by to visit us and introduce a friend to Iliff’s degree and certificate programs, offered on-campus, hybrid and online.

Date: Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Toulouse Graduate School, University Union, 1147 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76203-5017